Board of Directors
The SME Preservation Fund is a nonprofit corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes to restore, maintain, and improve the historic Signal Mountain Elementary School for the benefit of the residents of Signal Mountain and nearby communities.
Angie landrum, President
Angie spent her college years studying art and elementary education followed by eighteen years of homeschooling her two children. She has spent the last eleven years managing a publishing business owned by her and her husband. Her work has included marketing, sales, accounting, and event planning. That business recently sold, freeing up more time for Angie to spend with her grandchildren and working as a volunteer.
Brooke daniel, secretary
Brooke is currently a partner physician in Tennessee Oncology. Prior to her Chattanooga office joining Tennessee Oncology, she served on the board of Chattanooga Hematology and Oncology Associates. She served on the Hamilton County American Cancer Society for 6 years and as Chairman of the board for 2 of those years. The board focuses on fund raising for supportive services for local cancer patients and caretakers. While on the board she helped establish the Life Inspiration Awards ceremony which annually recognizes the unsung heroes of the Oncology community. Brooke is a mother of two children at Thrasher Elementary and volunteers there in her free time.
Brian Baker, treasurer
Brian is a Senior Tax Manager with Henderson, Hutcherson & McCullough, PLLC and currently serves as treasurer of Southern Lit Alliance. He, his wife, and three sons (ages 9, 10 and 20) relocated from Pennsylvania to Signal Mountain about two years ago and absolutely love it here.
Cheryl worked with the Signal Mountain Elementary and Middle School PTAs for many years helping both schools in their fundraising endeavors. After that, she served as Director of Recycle Signal, organizing their volunteer base and overseeing the operation of the recycle center. During that time, she was also managing a family-owned travel agency here on the mountain, while raising 5 children. With her husband, she began a nonprofit adoption agency in the ‘90s, which worked to find families for orphans in Vietnam and China. Fundraising was a necessity during that time, since they were required to build several orphanages in Vietnam. They later opened two care centers in China for medically fragile orphans. Currently, Cheryl works for an adoption agency in Hawaii, while caring for her youngest child who has significant special needs. She also, along with her sister, manages a family LLC and Trusts.
John is in his 15th year as an Accountant/HR Manager with Remington Industries located in Ooltewah, Tennessee. Currently, he is a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus and has served on the boards of both organizations. Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, he relocated to Chattanooga in 1981 and moved to Signal Mountain in 1986. He is the founder of the David and Christina Harr Memorial Scholarship Fund, Notre Dame High School. This fund was started in 2005 and has awarded over $30,000 to graduating seniors that are active in theater arts or have exemplified leadership qualities during their high school tenure.
He is actively involved in the Chattanooga and Signal Mountain music community in choirs and as a singer/songwriter. These activities have been the basis of his fundraising activities and new association with the SME Preservation Fund. John and his wife, Joan, love the Signal Mountain life and look forward to the opportunity to serve the community.